George Healey Papers, 1941-1972

Collection Number: 13-6-1969

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
George Healey papers, 1941-1972.
Collection Number:
13-6-1969
Creator:
George Harris Healey, 1908-1971.
Quantity:
9.3 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, sheet catalogs, manuscripts, newspapers, magazines, and subscription records.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Cornell Library Journal records include orders/paid subscriptions, 1967-1968 and correspondence, 1966-1972. Also, George James Hucker correspondence regarding the ordering and making of the Cornell University mace, 1961-1963; Rare Books Department correspondence, 1968-1970; sheet catalogs; author's manuscripts, 1966-1972; and a photocopied typescript of a poem written by George H. Healey for the Cornell Class of 1909 Reunion Social, 1963. Includes historical newspapers and magazines regarding World War II and other great moments in twentieth century American history.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

George H. Healey attended West Virginia University, where he received a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1932 and a master's degree in 1935. In 1940 he became an instructor at Cornell University, and received his Ph.D. from that institution in 1947. He became curator of the Department of Rare Books at its inception in 1957, and continued to teach English at Cornell. Healey published books on William Wordsworth, James Joyce, and Daniel Defoe while developing collections of their works and papers for the Rare Books Department at Cornell.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Cornell Library Journal records include orders/paid subscriptions, 1967-1968 and correspondence, 1966-1972. Also, George James Hucker correspondence regarding the ordering and making of the Cornell University mace, 1961-1963; Rare Books Department correspondence, 1968-1970; sheet catalogs; author's manuscripts, 1966-1972; and a photocopied typescript of a poem written by George H. Healey for the Cornell Class of 1909 Reunion Social, 1963. Includes historical newspapers and magazines regarding World War II and other great moments in twentieth century American history.
Includes correspondence, lectures, speeches, notes, subject files, and University memorabilia.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Healey, George Harris, 1908-1971.
Hucker, George James.
Cornell University. Libraries. Dept. of Rare Books.

Titles:
Cornell library journal.

Subjects:
College teachers--New York (State)--Ithaca.

Form and Genre Terms:
Poems.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Restrictions on use:
Literary property rights to the letters, lectures, and speeches of Healey retained by the family of George Healey.
Cite As:
George Healey papers, #13-6-1969. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Box 3 "Library Associates material (including C.U. Mace correspondence), 1961-1963" was transferred to Cornell University Library Associates records, #13-6-2599 in 1991.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1
Rare Books, Department of. Correspondence (G.H. Healey and D. Eddy), 1968-1971
Box 2
Cornell Library Journal (includes author's manuscripts) 1966-1975
Box 2
Phi Beta Kappa folder
Box 4
Rare Books, Department of. Sheet catalogues, A-K
Box 5
Rare Books, Department of. Sheet catalogues, K-Z
Box 5
G.H.H.'s poem for Class of '09's 1963 Reunion
Box 5
Letters from John Robert Moore, 1942-1960 re: Defoe studies
Box 6
Additions (Aug. 1995)
Box 7
Additions (Aug. 1995)
Box 8
Additions (Aug. 1995)
Box 9
Additions (Aug. 1995)
Box 10
Additions (Aug. 1995)
Box 11
Additions (Aug. 1995)